A community art project that celebrates life in Agbrigg and Belle Vue has created eight magnificent pieces of art.

A grant from us has allowed local residents to collaborate with artist Ellie Way, sharing their ideas to capture the essence of what they love most about their area.

The finished artworks are designed in the style of travel posters and embody the aspects of their surroundings that hold value for the community. This includes the close proximity to the countryside, the availability of diverse culinary experiences from around the world, the local train station, and the children’s playgrounds.

The artwork will be displayed on flag poles throughout the local area.

Copies of the posters were presented to Cllr Denise Jeffery, Leader of Wakefield Council, who expressed, “Our district is a wonderful place, and this vibrant art is a reflection of the things that people value and a great way to highlight the many positive aspects of the area.”

Sue Jennings, spokesperson for Agbrigg & Belle Vue Residents Group, stated, “In Agbrigg and Belle Vue we have a strong sense of community, and we want to boost the perception of our area, to make it a creative and attractive place to live, work and visit. The art project is part of our vision, and we are pleased with the work that’s been produced thanks to local people working with Ellie Way.”

The designs from the artworks will serve as inspiration for artwork to be painted on the telecoms boxes along Agbrigg Road.

The group was granted a Culture Grant by Wakefield Council. For further information about these grants, please visit: www.wakefield.gov.uk/CultureGrants.